Inspiration Shut at Hand

Artists’ Gardens

George Van Hook

Iris, 30 x 24", Oil, © George Van Hook
Iris          30 x 24″          Oil          © George Van Hook

   In response to our “Inspiration Close at Hand” get in touch with for paintings developed in artists’ gardens or other own areas, we received these five illustrations or photos from artist, George Van Hook. Although inspiration can be identified significantly and wide, many of us have located “diamonds in personal backyard”, in particular during the confinement of the pandemic. There can be terrific creative benefits to painting a more personal and private environment through the improvements of gentle and year.

The Flower Farm, 12 x 16", Oil, © George Van Hook
The Flower Farm          12 x 16″          Oil          © George Van Hook

   George wrote to us, “I generally expend a excellent part of the summer time months portray the determine in the many gorgeous flower gardens that encircle our dwelling in Upstate New York. We have lived right here for practically 30 5 many years, and from the quite commencing it was our intention to make the bordering landscape a haven  for portray. That, coupled with the pleasant existence of our individual three daughters, and with their several pals, meant that I would never lack for topics or products!

   I have extensively enjoyed the several years of work, and, looking back about the several paintings that I have completed below, it’s a joy to notice the expansion of each the gardens, and the fantastic spouse and children and buddies that have specified me so numerous hours of inspiration.”

In the Garden, 30 x 24", Oil, © George Van Hook
In the Garden          30 x 24″          Oil          © George Van Hook

Afternoon Reading, 30 x 24", Oil, © George Van Hook
Afternoon Reading          30 x 24″          Oil          © George Van Hook

A Quiet Moment, 30 x 24", Oil, © George Van Hook
A Peaceful Moment          30 x 24″          Oil          © George Van Hook

   You can see extra of Van Hook’s work at George Van Hook Fine Artwork, or examine our previous interview with him at Voices of Working experience – George Van Hook.

   If you have paintings of your have yard landscape spaces that you’d like to share, drop us a line.

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